Conservation dairy farming systems produce the majority of the feed and forage crops consumed by their cattle, use no-till planting, have continuous diversified plant cover and have one system to employ manure injection.
Awarded research to increase dairy farm profitability and decrease antimicrobial use.
Scientists found that microRNA levels in blood could be used to predict future health and productivity of dairy cattle.
Project involves renovation of Babcock Hall Dairy Plant and new three-story addition for Center for Dairy Research.
Intertwined in concerns over antibiotic resistance and use in food animal production are questions over collecting and interpreting antibiotic usage data.
Grant funding to go to 40 alternative manure management (non-digester) projects across California dairy and livestock operations.
Early microbiota of newborn calves more closely resembles oral microbiota of adult cows.
Most surveyed dairy operations applied manure on owned or rented land.
Disease prevention and management, proper antibiotic use and selection important aspects of cattle health management.